With more and more of America joining the world community by denouncing the war in Iraq. With America complaining that the war is not worth the loss of life. Estimated Americans against the war in Iraq number 62 % of the population and growing. Army recruitment’s are down. Alarmed over those truths the government staged a failed PR campaign in North Carolina and fed the country more lies.
The loss of American and Iraqi lives based upon deceit and lies will go down in history as a great American tragedy. Because we now know that the cause for war was based upon manufactured phony intelligence. Meetings were supposed to have taken place between Al Queda and Iraqi agents. Which we now know never took place. ” W ‘ wants the nation to remember 9/11 in conjunction with his war in Iraq. When no evidence indicates a connection between the organizers of 9/11 and the Iraqi regime. Then we had the bogus central justification for launching the war. Baghdad’s “weapons of mass destruction,” which of course never materialized.
So great are the crimes against Americans and the world community that one can only hope that those responsible will be impeached by the American Congress. Indicted and tried as war criminals.
His speech at Fort Bragg created an alarm. His choice of a military base as opposed to the oval office for delivery of his speech was a signal. That in “W” we have an office holder who wants to be seen as a imperial leader. One who is not accountable to the rule of law, nor to the American public, or world community. This writer has long held the the Bush family suspect. Especially, “W” because in him the disintegration of democracy is taking place.
Facing the prospect of American troops being stuck in Iraq for another decade or more, according to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. That reality, along with the lies, and the 200 billion dollar cost is beginning to rattle the American consciousness that something is very wrong. Sensing this caused Democratic Senator Joe Biden to come to the rescue. He said, “Unless we regain their support we are in real trouble.”
Thus, ” W ” staged a dog and pony show at Fort Bragg. In an attempt to regain American support for his conquest of Iraq. He said, ” We fight today because terrorists want to attack our country and kill our citizens, and Iraq is where they are making their stand.” That statement has no factual bases. It represents a statement of desperation designed to rally support for a failed war. If the Iraqi people are “making their stand” it’s because they reject a brutal occupying force in their country. America’s war on Iraq has killed hundred of thousands of people. The country has been bombed and re-bombed. The Iraqi people have suffered missile attack after missile attack. Civil targets have been napalmed. Fallujah considered a strong hold for resistance fighters was left in ruins. The resistance continues because the Iraqi people will not accept the conquest of their country for its rich oil fields. And a launching pad, for American aggression against other countries in the region.
Why would anyone believe America is interested in establishing democracy in Iraq as proclaimed to the nation from Fort Bragg? When the nation has a history of over throwing democratic elected governments. And supporting ruthless governments when it serves an American purpose. Establishing democracy sounds nice when you are as desperate as “W”.
With all that is known about the lies and deceit over the war in Iraq. It’s plain criminal for “W” to plead with young Americans to consider a “military career.” Of course what choice is left with the announced failure in recruitment goals but to encourage enlistment. “W” and the congress know that the nation is seeing the war for what it really represents, another American tragedy. Americans should protest the war. Applaud American youth for saying no to military enlistment and war. Encourage American neighbors and families to demand the return of their loved ones from Iraq. We need Vietnam style resistance to the war in Iraq. And scold the government for the ONE BILLION SHORTFALL IN FUNDING FOR VETERANS HEALTH CARE.
Americans must resist the call from people like Republican Senator John Warner who claim that opposition to the war is demoralizing to the troops. That was the cry concerning the war in Vietnam. Vietnam was wrong and so is the war in Iraq. If the American people do not stand up and end this war in Iraq, the nation will see itself fighting there another decade or more. Remember that is the prediction of the Secretary of Defense, a decade or more.
” W ” asserted that progress is being made in Iraq. Here are some thoughts to ponder as to whether progress is being made.
1. Daily attacks which include the number of U.S. troops killed has nearly doubled from last year at this time.
2. 135,000 U.S. troops in Iraq as of June 2005.
3. 16,000 estimated Iraqi resistance fighters. Plus an estimated 1,000 insurgent fighters.
To this writer the above figures show a loss of progress. Especially in light of the fact that the 17,000 defenders of Iraq are considerably out numbered by the best trained and equipped fighting machine in history.
4. Less electricity is being generated today then a year ago. The Iraqi people have electricity for around 8 hours a day.
5.The country lacks adequate sanitary facilities causing much illness. Children are suffering! Drinking water is not safe.
6. Iraqi people are subject to much violence by occupying forces.
This writer is available to lecture on the war in Iraq. Available to teach war resistance workshops. Contact information available through “NAVIGATION” link.